Name:   Amanda M. (Berry) Galusha

From:  The Belmont Dispatch, Belmont, New York
Date:  Friday, October 21, 1904


Died Last Friday in Her Eighty-Third Year

She was one of the eldest of five generations now living -- had lived in Belmont for forty-three years -- funeral was held Sunday

At 6:30 o'clock last Friday evening at the home of her daughter Mrs. John Shultz on Noble street, Mrs. Amanda M. Galusha passed peacefully to the rest, which knows no earthly awakening.

She was in her eighty-third year and had been an invalid for six years, for five moths preceding her death being unable to rise from her bed.

Miss Amanda Berry was born in Herkimer, Tompkins county, N.Y.  She was married in 1840 to Waterman Galusha.  In the fall of 1860 they came to Belmont, and the following spring Mr. Galusha enlisted in the cavalry of the Federal army serving for three years with the grand old 85th regiment N. Y. V.  In 1864 Mr. Galusha was captured while on a reconnoitering tour, and was confined in Andersonville prison, where he died three months later.

The sad news, which came to Mrs. Galusha penciled on the envelope of a returned letter, was a severe blow to her. Soon afterward she took up her abode with her daughter on Noble street, and there she spent the remaining years of her life.

Mrs. Galusha was a noble, whole souled Christian woman and a member of the Free Methodist church.

She is survived by one younger sister living in Harrison, Illinois, five daughters and two sons:  Mrs. Maria Beeman of Knapps Creek, Mrs. Urania Rowley of Olean, Mrs. Henry Wilber of Scio, Mrs. Viola Dufur and Mrs. John Shultz of Belmont, and Messrs D. Clinton and George Galusha of Coudersport, Pa.

The funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon.  Elder Bennett, presiding elder of the Genesee district of the Free church, and Rev. Hatfield the local pastor officiated.

Among the near relatives of the deceased present were all her children, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beeman of Knapps Creek, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Spindler of Allegbany, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hamilton of Angelica and many friends and relatives living in Belmont.

Interment was made in the family plot in Forest Hills cemetery.